Protecting the Land: Communities, Law, and the Mining Industry

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 18:00

Franklin Lew Forum

This is a 2 day conference: Friday, October 26 6:00pm & Saturday, October 27, 9:00am-5:30pm

Mining projects around the world have harmful effects on local communities, particularly Indigenous communities, who often have little to no consultation role in such projects. They have led to allegations of human rights violations, adverse environmental impacts, and displacement of peoples. This conference hopes to bring together scholars, lawyers, Indigenous land defenders and community in general to discuss this issue and the way forward.

At the forefront of the conversation will be three Indigenous leaders: Kanahus Manuel, Angelica Choc, and Ysidora Chaupe Acuna. Additionally, we have academics such as Professor Shin Imai (Osgoode Hall Law School) and Dr. Charis Kamphuis (TRU Faculty of Law) who will speak about their work for the Justice and Corporate Accountability Project. We also have legal practitioners Olivia French (Ecojustice) and Kate Gunn (First Peoples Law) who will speak about their experiences in litigating these issues.

Students for Mining Justice (SMJ) is a legal advocacy group based out of Allard with a mission is to use law and advocacy to promote justice for communities affected by mining.

CPD Credits are available to lawyers for two of our sessions. For more information, registration, and payment details >

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